Seller: highrating_lowprice (20,596) 100%, Location: Rego Park, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232145992570 Item: i57898 Authentic Ancient Coin of:Philip II - Caesar: 244-247 & Roman Emperor: 247-249 A.D. Bronze Tetrassarion 27mm (15.46 grams) Zeugma in Commagene circa 247-249 A.D. Reference: Sear GIC 4142 var.; SNG Cop. 33. SNG München 436. Price/Trell, S. 23 AVTOK K M IOVΛI ΦΙΛΙΠΠOC CЄB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right [ countermark on cheek ]. ZЄVΓMATЄΩN, Tetrastyle temple, with peribolos containing grove enclosed by colonnades and tetrastyle temple; Capricorn left below. The ancient city of Zeugma, was founded in 300 B.C. by Seleukos Nikator, one of the generals of the Alexander the Great. At that time the city was named after the general and called " Seleukia on the Euphrates." The population of the city was approximately 80 000. In 64 B.C. Zeugma was conquered and ruled by Rome and with this shift the name of the city was changed to Zeugma, in Greek meaning "bridge-passage." During Roman rule, the city became a regional centre, as the city of Zeugma was on the silkroad connecting Antioch to China with its own quay on the river Euphrates. In 256 A.D. Zeugma was destroyed by the Sasanian King, Sapur I and his invasion was so devastating so that Zeugma was not able to recover for many years. In the summer of 2000, this city, one of the great frontier cities of the Roman Empire, all but disappeared under the flood waters of a dam. The Turkish government over the past twenty years had built a series of dams on the Euphrates river.You are bidding on the exact item pictured, provided with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity. Capricorn (♑) is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus. It spans the 270–300th degree of the zodiac, corresponding to celestial longitude. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this area from December 22 to January 19 each year, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun currently transits the constellation of Capricorn from approximately January 15 to February 14. In astrology, Capricorn is considered an earth sign, introvert sign, and one of the four cardinal signs.Zodiac symbol Goat Duration (tropical, western) 22 December – 20 January (2014, UTC) Constellation Capricornus Zodiac element Earth Zodiac quality Cardinal Sign ruler Saturn Detriment Moon Exaltation Mars Fall Jupiter Capricorn-Sagittarius cusps (those born from December 22 to December 28) are considered to be slightly different from the typical Capricorn, being more outgoing, jovial and less ambitious and money-orientated than the Capricorn who is not born on a cusp. Philip II - 247-249 A.D.Caesar: 244-247 A.D. (under Philip I) | Augustus: 247-249 A.D. (with Philip I)Son of Philip I 'The Arab' and Otacilia Severa | Grandson of Julius Marinus Marcus Julius Philippus Severus, also known as Philippus II, Philip II and Philip the Younger (238-249) was the son and heir of the Roman Emperor Philip the Arab by his wife Roman Empress Marcia Otacilia Severa. According to numismatic evidence, he had a sister called Julia Severa or Severina, whom the ancient Roman sources do not mention. When his father became emperor in 244 he was appointed Caesar. Philippus was consul in 247 and 248. His father was killed in battle by his successor Decius in 249. When news of this death reached Rome, he was murdered by the Praetorian Guard. He died in his mother's arms. When he died, he was eleven years old. Frequently Asked Questions Mr. Ilya Zlobin, world-renowned expert numismatist, enthusiast, author and dealer in authentic ancient Greek, ancient Roman, ancient Byzantine, world coins & more.Who am I dealing with? 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